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Number of Pages: 1392
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 1/4 X 6 3/8 (inches)
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Students, laypeople, pastors, and teachers will enjoy this illustrated one-volume dictionary of the Bible and its world. With over 500 photographs and 5,500 entries, the Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible is an accurate and thorough A-to-Z resource, offering answers to questions about the people, places, and facts of the Bible and biblical times. Cross-referenced to NKJV, KJV, NIV, RSV, NAS, and NEB. Complete with teaching outlines to make lesson and sermon preparation easier.
F.F. (Frederick Fyvie)Bruce was born in October the 12th, 1910, in Elgin (Scotland), to a Brethren Assemblies family. His father was an itinerant preacher for the Assemblies. F.F. was baptized and accepted as a member of his local congregation in September 1928. He remained loyal to his denomination for the rest of his life. "Through my own experience with the Brethren, I can say they are the ideal place where a lay theologian can serve the Church with his gifts" (Restrospect, p. 285).
As a lover of the Biblie and of the classical languages, when he was only 10 years old, he started simultaneous studies in Greek and Latin. F.F. was admitted to Aberdeen University in October 1928. He studied also in University of Cambridge (England, 1932-34) and in the University of Vienna (Austria, 1934-35), studying in preparation for his Graduation and Doctoral degree, excelling in both.
Bruce taught Greek in the Universities of Edinburgh (1935-38) and Leeds (1938-47). Afterwards, he taught Bible History and Literature in the University of Sheffield (1947-59) followed by Bible Criticism and Exegesis in the University of Manchester (1959-78).
He lectured in prestigious universities all around the world: Marburg (Germany), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Auckland (New Zealand), and Makerere (Uganda). He also lectured in numerous Theological Seminaries, among them the Calvin Seminary, in Grand Rapids (U.S.A.) and the Union Seminary, in New York City (U.S.A.).
He was voted President by the prestigious Societies of Old Testament Studies and New Testament Studies.
F.F. Bruce wrote some 50 books, plus several thousand articles, essays and reviews. His masterpiece The Acts of the Apostles: The Greek Text with Introduction and Commentary (1951) marked for the evangelical world the beginning of a new era in Bible study, being seriously considered by the Academia. In spite of never having made formal studies in Theology, he was an extraordinary reader of the subject and the Aberdeen University granted him in 1957 a Doctor Honoris Causa degree in Divinities.
womanofgodvirginiaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This product has great informationJanuary 18, 2012womanofgodvirginiaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I think everyone should have in library. Really help you with understanding the bible.
Rev. Carol HopkinsLaurel, DEAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 1, 2008Rev. Carol HopkinsLaurel, DEAge: Over 65Gender: femaleThe Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible has been invaluable in our Bible Study group and for preparing sermons. I highly recommend it as a reference book for churches and persons interested in expanding their understanding of the Bible.
L. W. Mccullough5 Stars Out Of 5July 12, 2007L. W. McculloughThis commentary is very informative. My son and I love the pictures. The historical background is great. I recommended this book for anyone.
Fred Steck5 Stars Out Of 5May 30, 2006Fred SteckThis book is an invaluable resource for obtaining a clear understanding of words and phrases used throughout the Bible. A must addition for the serious Bible student.
Q: What is the text size of this book?
This Bible dictionary is printed in 8 point text.